Nagpur: India vs Australia 2017 Series :The Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Jamtha is all set to host its 5th On Day International in with Australia scheduled on 1 October 2017.
In March itself last year, the Jamtha Stadium, situated far from the city, hosted as many as nine T20 Internationals, most of them in the preliminary stage of the ICC World T20 Championship.
Among the nine matches was a lone game featuring India, against New Zealand, that ended in defeat for the home team before they recovered to reach the semi-finals.
According to ESPNCricinfo, India vs Australia 2017 Series, Chennai will host the first match that will be followed by ODI matches in Kolkata (September 21), Indore (September 24), Bangalore (September 28) and Nagpur (October 1). The T20 series that follows will start at Ranchi (October 7), Guwahati (October 10) and Hyderabad (October 13). The BCCI will make an official announcement about two weeks before the tour opener and is awaiting clearance on its two new venues in Guwahati and Thiruvananthapuram.
The BCCI has had to take into account other changes as well. One instance of it is that Bangalore was supposed to host the second ODI on September 21, and is now hosting the fourth ODI on September 28. ESPNCricinfo reports that the fixtures are likely to be made official in “a day or two” according to a top BCCI official. Prior to the series, Australia are also scheduled to play a warm-up fixture in Chennai on September 12.
Australia had toured India earlier in the year for a four-match Test series. They won the first match but went on to lost the second and fourth to lose the series 2-1. For Australia, the limited overs tour of India precedes the Ashes that is set to begin in November.